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April garden shows, sales, workshops, tours...herbs, roses, iris, dahlias, much more.

April garden shows, sales, workshops, tours . . . herbs, roses, iris, dahlias, much more

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Walnut Creek. April classes and workshops offered at Heather Farm Garden Center, 1540 Marchbanks Dr. Topics: potpourri making, beginning and intermediate flower arranging, grafting, herb gardens. For details, call (415) 947-1678 weekdays between 9 and 1.

San Jose. April 4, 5, and 6. Show and plant sale by the Nite Bloomers African Violet Society. Place: Westgate Mall, 1600 Saratoga Ave. Hours: 2 to 9 Friday, 10 to 6 Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday. Admission is free.

Orinda. April 5. Spring flower show by the Orinda Garden Club. Place: Community Center, 26 Orinda Way. Hours: 10:30 to 4. Free.

Chico. April 5 and 6. Spring flower show by the Chico Horticultural Society. Place: Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, 2220 North Ave. Hours: noon to 5. Free.

Oakland. April 5 and 6. Show and plant sale by the Bay Area Bonsai Associates. Place: Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours: 10 to 5. Free.

Sacramento. April 5 and 6. Show and plant sale by the Capital City African Violet Society. Place: Iva Gard Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours: 2 to 6 Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday. Admission is free.

San Francisco. April 5 and 6. Annual show and plant sale by the Bromeliad Society of San Francisco. Place: Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Hours: 10 to 5. Admission is free.

San Jose. April 5, 12, 19, and 26. Saturday morning garden workshops by San Jose Parks and Recreation Department, Prusch Farm Park, and University of California Cooperative Extension. Place: Prusch Farm Park, 647 S. King Rd. Hours: 10 to noon. Free. For topics and preregistration, call (408) 926-5555.

Davis. April 6, 13, 20, and 27. Guided theme tours of UCD Arboretum offered each Sunday by Friends of the Davis Arboretum. Hours: 2 to about 3:30. Free. For themes and meeting places, call (916) 752-2498 weekdays between 9 and noon.

San Rafael. April 9. Flower show by the Peacock Gap Garden Club of Marin. Place: Marin Yacht Club, 24 Summit Ave. Hours: 11 to 4. Free.

San Jose. April 9 and 10. Flower show by Furyu Floral Designers and the San Jose Garden Club. Place: Oakridge Mall, Blossom Hill Rd. and Pearl Ave. Hours: noon to 9 Wednesday, 10 to 5 Thursday. Free.

Santa Cruz. April 10 through 13. Wildflower show by the Santa Cruz Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Place: Santa Cruz City Museum, 1305 E. Cliff Dr. Hours: 10 to 5. Admission: $1.50, 75 cents under 12 and seniors.

Chico. April 12. Luncheon and tour of four gardens presented by the Episcopal Church Women of St. John the Evangelist Church, 2341 Floral Ave. Hours: 11 to 4. Fee: $6.50. For ticket information, call (916) 894-1971 or 895-1175.

San Francisco. April 12. Annual tuber sale by the Dahlia Society of California. Place: Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Hours: 10 A.M. until sold out.

San Francisco. April 12. Plant sale by the Strybing Arboretum Society. Place: Helen Crocker Russell Library courtyard in the arboretum, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Hours: 10 to 1.

Santa Rosa. April 12. Flower show and plant sale by the Santa Rosa Garden Club. Place: Rincon Valley Grange, 5055 Rincon Ave. Hours: 1 to 5:30. Admission is free.

Fresno. April 12 and 13. Central Valley Garden and Landscape Faire cosponsored by UC Cooperative Extension, City of Fresno, and the Easter Seal Society of Central California. Place: Woodward Park, N. Highway 41 and E. Audubon Dr. Hours: 10 to 5. Admission: $3, 75 cents for ages 4 through 14.

Oakland. April 12 and 13. Spring Wildflower Show by the California Native Plant Society and the Natural Sciences Guild of the Oakland Museum. Place: Natural Sciences Gallery of the museum, 1000 Oak St. Hours: 10 to 5 Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday. Free.

San Francisco. April 12 and 26. Docentled theme walks offered by the Strybing Arboretum Society. April theme: rhododendrons. Place: the arboretum, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Meet at the kiosk inside the main gate. Hours: 1 to about 2:30. Free.

Saratoga. April 13. Open house at Saso Herb Gardens, 14625 Fruitvale Ave. Hours: 10 to 4. Free. For information on spring classes and workshops, call (408) 867-0307.

Hanford. April 15. Flower show by Kings Iris Society and Hanford Garden Club. Place: Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St. Hours: noon to 5. Admission: $1.

San Francisco. April 16 through 20. San Francisco Landscape Garden Show, at Pier 2, Fort Mason Center. For details, see page 94.

Pacific Grove. April 18, 19, and 20. The 25th annual wildflower show at the Museum of Natural History, Forest and Central avenues. Hours: 10 to 5. Free.

Berkeley. April 19. Annual sale of California native plants at Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park, intersection of Wildcat Canyon Rd. and S. Park Dr. Hours: 10 to 3.

Exeter. April 19. The 35th annual flower show by the Exeter Garden Club. Place: Veterans Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave. Hours: 2:30 to 6:30. Free.

San Francisco. April 19. Sale of rare and unusual varieties of bamboos by the Northern California Chapter of the American Bamboo Society. Place: Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Hours: 1:30 to 3:30.

San Mateo. April 19. Annual tour of five gardens in Hillsborough and San Mateo presented by the San Mateo Arboretum Society. Hours: 11 to 4. Fee: $12.50. For tickets, send check and stamped self-addressed envelope to Garden Tour, 208 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame 94010. For details, call (415) 344-0454.

Walnut Creek. April 19. Plant sale by Heather Farm Garden Center Association. Place: Garden Center Lath House, 600 N. San Carlos Rd. Hours: 9 to 4.

Chico. April 19 and 20. Annual show by the Leo T. Clark Foothill Iris Society. Place: North Valley Plaza Shopping Center, Cohasset Rd. and East Ave. Hours: 10 to 6 Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday. Free.

Oakland. April 19 and 20. Tuber sale by the East Bay Dahlia Society. Place: potting shed at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours: 9 to 4.

Oakland. April 19 and 20. Show by the Sydney B. Mitchell Iris Society. Place: Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours: noon to 5 Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday. Free.

Sacramento. April 19 and 20. Show by the American Bonsai Association of Sacramento. Place: Iva Gard Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours: 10 to 6. Free.

Sonora. April 19 and 20. Wildflower conference sponsored by California Garden Clubs, Inc. Place: Foothill Horizons, 5 miles from Sonora on Bald Mountain Rd. Fee of $50 includes dormitory lodging for two nights, meals, lectures, and field trips. For information or reservations, write or call Mrs. Dorothy Easton, 289 Southgate Dr., Sonora 95370; (209) 532-7565.

Fresno. April 20. Annual show by the Fresno Iris Society. Place: Fashion Fair mall, at N. First St. and E. Shaw Ave. Hours: noon to 5. Free.

Los Altos Hills. April 26 and 27. Wildflower show and native plant sale by the Foothill College Ornamental Horticulture Club and the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Place: Student Center, Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Ave. Hours: 10 to 4. Admission is free.

Morgan Hill. April 26 and 27. Flower show and plant sale by the Morgan Hill Flower Lover's Club. Place: Friendly Inn, 17666 Crest Ave. Hours: 1 to 5 Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday. Admission is free.

Mountain View. April 26 and 27. Show and plant sale by the Kusamura Bonsai Club. Place: Sangha Hall, Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 Stierlin Rd. Hours: noon to 5 Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday. Admission is free.

St. Helena. April 26 and 27. Show and plant sale by the Napa Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Place: Vintage Hall, 473 Main St. Hours: noon to 4 Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday. Admission is free.

Santa Cruz. April 26 and 27. Plant sale by the Friends of the UCSC Farm and Garden. Place: Barn Theatre parking lot, Bay and High streets. Hours: 11 to 4 Saturday, 11 to 1 Sunday.

Berkeley. April 27. Open house sponsored by Friends of UC Botanical Garden. Place: UC Botanical Garden, Centennial Dr. Hours: 1 to 4. Free.

Fresno. April 27. Show by the San Joaquin Valley Rose Society. Place: Fashion Fair mall, N. First St. and E. Shaw Ave. Hours: noon to 5. Free.

Sacramento. April 27. Thirty-eighth annual show by the Sacramento Rose Society. Place: Iva Gard Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours: 1 to 5. Free.

Santa Cruz. April 27. Tour of six private gardens, organized by the UCSC Women's Club. Hours: 1 to 5. Fee: $6. Tickets may be purchased at the information booth at the entrance to UCSC campus, or write to Elayne Mack, University Relations, UCSC, Santa Cruz 95064. For information, call (408) 429-2501.

San Mateo. April 30. Flower show by the Belmont Garden Club. Place: San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way. Hours: 11 to 3. Free.

COLORADO

Denver. April 5 and 6. Show and plant sale by the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society. Place: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St. Hours: 9 to 4:45. Gardens admission: $3, $1.50 seniors, $1 for ages 7 through 15.

Colorado Springs. April 16. Ichiyo flower arranging demonstration sponsored by Ikebana International Chapter No. 95. Place: Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Hours: 1 to 3. Free.
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